LAW40530 Arbitration Skills

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module focuses on the key skills required of arbitrators in terms of management of arbitral procedure.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students will:
 Have acquired insights from experienced arbitrators into the best practice approaches to common practices and issues arising in arbitral procedure;
 Have practical knowledge of the specialised issues attaching to arbitration in specific sectors, including consumer, construction, property and rent review, and statutory arbitrations and be able to compare and contrast these sectors;
 Have practiced and demonstrated, in a participative and interactive environment, useful and key skills for arbitrators in the management of arbitral procedure as outlined in the syllabus, including listening, analysis, decision making, working in teams and alone, articulation and communication of ideas and decisions;
 Be able to draft procedural orders to deal with given scenarios in arbitral proceedings;
 Have completed the practical elements of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Module 3 syllabus “Practice, Procedure, Drafting, Deciding”

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning


Small Group


Seminar (or Webinar)




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Task based learning in workshops and prescribed post-workshop activities 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: Attendance and participation in prescribed workshop exercises and post-workshop assignments throughout the semester Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded Yes


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
Repeat (CFP) Within Three Semesters
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Peer review activities
• Self-assessment activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback will be possible through workshop activities Self and Peer review will be possible through workshop activities and online discussion

Name Role
Ms Sabine Walsh Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

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